H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
W. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
D. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1907
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
This panel is one of five of identical design (07.236.26, 07.236.28, 07.236.29, 07.236.30, 07.236.46); a carved ivory plaque, inlaid into wood and framed by thin strips of ivory and wood. The carving on the plaque consists of an intertwined floral scroll overlaid by a beaded cartouche terminating in a bud. Originally, there would have been more panels, arranged around a central plaque in the shape of a star or a half-star.
A. Beaudry Collection ; [ Panayotis Kitycas, Cairo, until 1907; sold to Albert M. Lythgoe for MMA]
Atil, Esin. Renaissance of Islam : Art of the Mamluks. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. no. 104.